What is a 1099 Independent Contractor?

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MBO Partners’ annual State of Independence Survey estimates that 17.8 million Americans are full-time independent contractors (independent work is their main source of income and accounts for more than 15 hours of their weekly work), while 12.4 million are only part-time independent (and typically have an alternative job). – See more at: http://payable.com/blog/what-is-a-1099-independent-contractor#sthash.RGzIaMbA.dpuf

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Leveraging Independent Contractors: A Solution for the Talent War

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Business professionals know that it has become increasingly difficult to find, recruit, and maintain top independent talent. So, how do you keep the talent you have, and continually attract top new talent at the same time? The answer is surprisingly simple: keep your independent contractors and consultants happy—and stay compliant. But how? Terri Gallagher, owner…

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MBO Partners Launches MBO Connect™: a Private Talent Network to Directly Source Independent Workers

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This pilot launch brings proven independent talent to managers’ fingertips safely and easily FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Michael Dolmatch (212) 784-5709 mdolmatch@groupgordon.com MBO Partners Launches MBO Connect™: a Private Talent Network to Directly Source Independent Workers This pilot launch brings proven independent talent to managers’ fingertips safely and easily HERNDON, VA – October 15, 2015…

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The gig economy: More people might have jobs than you think

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There are 30.2 million independent — full-time and part-time — workers in the U.S. economy. That’s up 12% over the last 5 years, according to a new study by MBO Partners and Emergent Research. By 2020, the study projects the independent workforce will be up to nearly 38 million workers.

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Gig Economy Is Growing, But Not Growing Up

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That’s one message from two important surveys released this week: MBO Partners’ fifth annual “State of Independence” report, which came out Tuesday, and the second annual “Freelancing in America” report, sponsored by the Freelancers Union and Upwork, which is out today.

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Upwork report finds population of US freelancers holds steady, income on the rise

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The Upwork report follows another report out earlier this week on the independent workforce by MBO Partners. Upwork defines a freelancer as “individuals who have engaged in supplemental, temporary, project- or contract-based work, within the past 12 months.” At 34% of the US workforce, that equates to an estimated 53.7 million people, according to the…

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